The Splits are not cartoon characters they were the hosts of a show that presented great cartoons like The 3 Musketeers, The Arabian Knights, Microventure, The Hillbilly Bears, and the live action Danger Island ("Uh Oh Chongo!"). The show ran on NBC Saturday mornings from September 7, 1968 to September 5, 1970. The Saturday morning version was an hour long and was originally titled, "The Banana Splits Adventure Hour." When the show went into syndication in 1971 it was used to showcase other HB material each day of the week: "The Adventures of Gulliver," "Secret Squirrel," "Atom Ant," "The New Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn," and of course "The Banana Splits & Friends" which featured segments from the Splits' Saturday morning show.